Welcome to the University of Southern Maine's Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO)!

 We are responsible for the oversight of the:

The links to the right will guide you through the IRB, IACUC and IBC submission processes.  There are also links for helpful resources as well as the mandatory trainings.

News & Events

Risk Management for the University of Southern Maine campuses can now be sent to the Regulatory Compliance Administrator at the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach located on the Portland Campus https://usm.maine.edu/risk-management.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects - Proposed Changes announce
Updated Policies and Procedures

IRB External Reviews

USM’s Office of Research Integrity is offering to review non-USM research projects as a service to the general community of Maine in an effort to help foster academic and scientific efforts in the pursuit of knowledge.

External Human Subject Research conducted within the USM Community Policy and Procedure